AIRR Community Meeting IV: Bridging the Gaps
May 11-15, 2019
University of Genoa, Italy
Keynote Speakers: Dr. Sai Reddy from ETH Zurich and Dr. Antonio Lanzavecchia from IRB Bellinzona
The AIRR Community: The Adaptive Immune Receptor Repertoire Community of The Antibody Society is a research-driven group that organizes and coordinates stakeholders in the use of high-throughput nucleic-acid sequencing technologies to study antibody/B-cell and T-cell receptor repertoires (AIRR-seq data).
Bridging the Gaps: This meeting’s theme addresses: (i) technological gaps between the amounts of accumulated AIRR-seq data and our ability to process and share them, and (ii) the need for more increased involvement of stakeholder communities (industry, clinicians, patient & advocate communities) for uptake of the the shared standards developed and practices envisioned by the AIRR Community.
Planned activities: Scientific sessions covering the latest biomedical and basic-science advances using AIRR-seq data; panel discussions including representatives from institutions and companies; “challenge” sessions to address the above-mentioned gaps, pre-meeting workshops to teach the basics of immunology and of AIRR-seq data; poster sessions; and tool- and pipeline-demo sessions.
Organizing Committee: Jamie Scott, Ramit Mehr, Davide Bagnara, Jean-Philippe Bürckert and Pam Borghardt